Trauma Ethics

I uphold the following code of ethics in all my client - practitioner relations.

I offer:

  • Empathy and attunment with you
  • Only platonic relationships (no romantic or sexual relations, unless previously agreed upon)
  • Singularly focused relationships (no dual relationships, unless previously agreed upon)
  • All relationships to be free of conflicts of interest
  • Transparency if any of the above can not be kept
  • Informed consent throughout each session
  • Honest marketing that accurately reflects my training, my skill base and clean marketing techniques (no pressure sales)
  • Investment in continued education and professional support and guidance
  • An awareness of systemic trauma - to support client to understand how much of their struggles are due to the society and systems we live in

In the case of relational rupture

I will:

  • Make opportunities for communication and repair
  • Own my mistakes openly
  • Share my feelings and experience with you
  • Not blame you even when transference or projection is happening
  • Be humble and meet you on a level
  • If we feel the need for external mediation this can be arranged and the cost of which is shared 50/50 between us

Reporting an incident

At Catherine Hale Ltd we aim to create a culture of care that respects and supports clear communication and consent. This means listening to and taking seriously all incidents that arise in the training space, including online, that cause harm.

If you want to report an incident or grievance you can do that here.

Before we start working together

I will:

  • Share my experience and training - and areas where I lack training
  • Share the estimated time of the therapeutic relationship
  • Share other possible alternative treatments where I feel it would be more suitable
  • Share my fees and invoicing practices
  • Share your right to terminate sessions and any financial obligation if that occurs
  • Share my right to terminate sessions - if I feel you are not benefitting from the service or if my safety is threatened
  • Share what I can and can't provide - such as support between sessions